Domain Storytelling means that we let domain experts tell us stories about their tasks. While listening, we record the stories using a pictographic language. The domain experts can see immediately whether or not we understand their story. After very few stories, we are able to talk about the people, tasks, tools, work objects, and events in that domain.
In this workshop, we will explore how Domain Storytelling can help you with different aspects of DDD:
- crunch domain knowledge
- constitute ubiquitous language
- segregate bounded contexts
- tactical modelling
You will learn how to adapt the method to the various purposes and you will try out different tools. After the workshop, you will be able to apply Domain Storytelling on your own.
Domain Storytelling is especially suited for:
- understanding a domain,
- establishing a shared language between domain experts and IT expert,
- talking about software requirements,
- and designing viable, software-supported business processes.
Domain Storytelling transports the knowledge from the domain experts' heads into the heads of developers, product owners, product managers and business analysts. Domain Storytelling brings these roles together in a workshop where your domain experts will learn from each other and coordinate tasks. Your common understanding of tasks and business processes will be documented as a picture with simple pictograms.
The workshop does not require programming skills. It is suited for people working as software developers, user experience designers, Scrum masters, product owners, product managers, project managers, and business analysts.
The instructors proved us to know the topic very well and gave a clear explanation. The practical exercises provided real value and helped the learning process. This was a great opportunity to have previous doubts about this topic cleared. I feel more confident now to provide more value when facilitating my next domain story telling sessions.
I enjoyed trying out the visual method and understanding the caveats first hand to be aware when modeling real use cases. The lightweight atmosphere and clarity of Stefan and Henning when bringing their experience to the table makes this workshop a lot of fun.
As it's a method easy to explain for non-initiated in DDD and non-developers, I think I can directly apply it with stakeholders when starting a deeper data modeling project within my data analytics responsibilities.
The workshop is very clear and simple to follow. I loved that we had a lot of excercises. I will use the techniques we have learned to document certain processes in my company and to identify the connections between our different apps.